|Title||Letter to Agnes McAteer from sister, Genevieve McAteer|
|Year Range from||1910|
|Year Range to||1920|
Handwritten letter from Genevieve McAteer to her sister Agnes McAteer writing a letter from the Majestic Servself. It describes what she is wearing and what is going on in her life. Two single fold off-white sheets of paper, each with printed green letterhead on front: "MAJESTIC SERVSELF / DETROIT, MICH."
.1 "Dear Agnes,
I heard about your being sick - & you never told me! I've been wondering why you haven't written. Are you better / If you are, for pity's sake write. Have nothing much to tell you except that I am in Majestic serve-self with Red Velvet dress on - the coat with the plaid & Oh Lord the black hat ? which your imagination may work at will & therefore have before you the living life-size portrait of an old hen. I didn't answer Jack Boyle's letter as he would have been mortified at my appearance. But I guess its best to say, Is ?? _
The man who runs show of course is not married and he talks "Mit" me & talks "mit" me till he makes me sick - took me home other night & of course to lunch after the show - but I refused his gentil offers, since as I know we will get all too thick & then "Me for another job." - oh, I hate it worse all the time. - I wish I was sure you were better.
- Haven't seen George since he came to Windsor - How are Johnie's eyes. I heard they were bad. I was dreaming of poor Mother the other night & it made me wish I was home again. - I got a letter from [.2] Beverly Sangster - I wrote to him a week ago & he's coming over after Xmas.
Mrs. Higgs is certainly grand to me. - She's one of those Good-natured women who have a few kind thoughts once in a while - she is better to me than Margaret - Every morning she sneaks my breakfast up to me - Its a house full of sneaks - I'm a sneak, Margaret is one sure, & Mrs. Higgs is a little deceitful & Miss Donnely - a girl across the hall is a proper one & two boys downstairs are S.N.E.A.K.S. - there is a little rumpus every day. Miss D. tells Miss H. something that I said & Mrs. H tells her she'll never breathe it to me &
comes straight & tells me - & then Miss D tells me something about Mrs. H. & then Margaret tells one of the boys something& its gossip all the time & yet on the surface we're all grand to each other.
Wrote to Father - no reply - Guess he doesn't own such a thing as a daughter in Detroit - think the least he could do would be to ask for me - He got George a new suit before he left.
Got Kate's letter to day & answered it - This will be all for now.
- Please write & tell me that you are better. Genevieve."
McAteer, John (Sr.) (1850-1917)
LETTERS AND MAILINGS
|Dimensions||16.5 x 13.25 cm. - L x W (closed)|